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Costs Of Gum Removal Will Be Slashed With New Gumwand Invention

A British company has invented and launched Gumwand, a new product that is set to slash the cost of removing chewing gum from pavements and floors to under 1p per piece of gum. Gumwand is 100% environmentally-friendly and safely removes gum from pavements combining steam and ‘green’ detergents.

Gary Fage, Director at Janitorial Express has been testing the product and says: “Tackling the sticky problem on the streets is about to be made a whole lot easier and less expensive with this new machine; I predict that Gumwand will take the market by storm. We are certainly stocking it and will be pushing it hard.”

Martin Whitbread, inventor of the product explains: “Gumwand removes chewing gum at a fraction of the cost, and in a fraction of the time, of other methods.”

With over a decade of experience in the chewing gum removal business, Whitbread dreamed up this new product in 2011 and Gumwand has invested £0.5milion in its development.

“Gumwand uses a steam process to break up the gum and a powder is created from the residue. The Gumwand operator then simply brushes the powder away. The whole process only takes a couple of seconds and is much greener than the freezing methods typically used.

“Local authorities tend to use a dedicated vehicle for their current gum removal machines to remove gum fortnightly or monthly but the Gumwand is a standalone product that doesn’t require special transportation, you could even take it on a bus.

“It only costs £5 per hour to run the chewing gum removal machine; that’s less than 1p per piece of gum destroyed.

Gumwand is actively seeking distributors worldwide and conforms to all required EU directives for machines. For more information about Gumwand, please visit